Bio-NGV online training


The future of sustainable biodegradable waste management

Course dates: June 29 – July 2, 2022
Deadline for receipt of complete files: June 27, 2022
Course duration: 4 days (8 hours)
Training method: Sessions at your own pace and live
Learning platforms: Zoom and Moodle

Every day, urban areas in India generate about 1,432,000 metric tons (MT) of municipal solid waste (MSW). Organic waste, the largest waste stream, accounts for approximately 71,600 MT of this total quantity. If dumped untreated, this waste can generate polluting and climate warming gases such as methane and carbon dioxide. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), one ton of legacy waste (in the form of a mixture of different types of municipal solid waste dumped in a landfill without any treatment) has the potential to generate 27 .7 kg of methane and 692.5 kg of carbon dioxide each year.

But if this colossal amount of biodegradable waste is treated with proper technology, it has the potential to produce 2,219.6 tonnes of bio-CNG per day, with an estimated market value of Rs 155.37 crore. This means that the monthly income we could have earned just by processing our biodegradable waste to produce bio-CNG is Rs 4,661.1 crore or Rs 55,933.2 crore every year. As the world scrambles to find alternative sources of fuel, here’s a resource waiting to be tapped! All we need to do is learn the technology and process of managing biodegradable waste differently.

According to the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoP&NG), India has a reserve of 763 million metric tons (MMT) of crude oil and 1,488 billion cubic meters (BCM) of gas natural. The country currently imports almost 77% of its crude oil needs and around 50% of its natural gas needs, which has led the Indian government to set a target of reducing these imports by at least 10% by 2022. Processing biodegradable waste to produce bio-CNG (or compressed biogas) should therefore be seen as a potential game changer.

The Center for Science and the Environment (CSE) invites you to join its online training program on bio-CNG – its technologies, management, and economic and environmental benefits.


Subhaish Parida
Program manager
Science and Environment Center
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +91 7873222285

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